In 1998, he was elected to the House of Representatives as Representative of the 2nd district of Tarlac province. Aquino was sworn into office as the fifteenth President of the Philippines, succeeding Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and stepped down on June 30, 2016, succeeded by Rodrigo Duterte.In 2013, Time named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Aquino, Jr., who was then the Vice Governor of Tarlac province, and Corazon Cojuangco, daughter of a prominent Tarlac businessman.In 1934, however, Roxas was a member of the convention that drew up a constitution under the revised Philippine Independence and Commonwealth Act ( Roxas served in the pro-Japanese government of José Laurel by acquiring supplies of rice for the Japanese army.Although a court was established after the war to try collaborators, Roxas was defended by his friend General .This lists the recognized fifteen (15) Filipino Presidents/heads of state in the history of the Philippines.The recognized head of state since discovery of the Philippines in 1521 was the King of Spain, represented by the Governor General.
Aquino, together with Gerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga, formed the leadership of the opposition towards Ferdinand Marcos., Roxas began his political career in 1917 as a member of the municipal council of Capiz (renamed Roxas in 1949).He was governor of the province of Capiz in 1919–21 and was then elected to the Philippine House of Representatives, subsequently serving as Speaker of the House and a member of the Council of State. Roxas was later opposed by Quezon, who held that the act compromised future Philippine independence; the Nacionalista Party was split between them on this issue.When a whole population takes on the status of bystander, the victims are without allies; the criminals, unchecked, are strengthened; and only then do we need to speak of heroes.When a field is filled from end to end with sheep, a stag stands out. And it is fitting that, as we lost it in darkness, we have regained it in the night.